Breakaway News Volume No. 16 Issue No. 9 September 2011

Labor’s Reward

September is here, and that means summer is just about finished; the kids are about to go back to school, and, of course, you can’t wear white after the 5th, which Labor Day falls on this year. Breakaway salutes all of America’s workers, who put in the hours to help promote all of our prosperity. Our messengers, we’re proud to say, promote prosperity on the streets everyday. All without wearing white, of course.

Fit to a Tee

How many times have you tried and tried to call in to answer our vaunted trivia question, only to find that another customer has beaten you to it; no t-shirt for you! Well, now there’s an easier, although un-free, way of getting a Breakaway t-shirt; shop online, at! They come in various fashionable colors (not white!) and will make you the near-envy of everyone in your office. So, what are you waiting for? Get clicking!

Hardcore Couriers

Hurricane Irene came flying into the city last month, and like a lot of bad house guests, she trashed the place. Damage was minimal, however, because most everyone heeded official warnings and shut everything down. Well, almost everyone. We were open and ready to go, even in the teeth of the ‘cane. However, since no one else was open, we were all dressed up with nowhere to go.

Store More

Office bursting at the seams? Can’t find your red Swingline stapler under the tons of promotional material you need to move? Breakaway has short-term storage here at our HQ warehouse. Our logistics staff can get all your movables out of your hair, and to where it needs to be, so you can concentrate on the important stuff. You’ll be glad you did!

Andy in India

This September, Office Manager Andrew Young will be on vacation in India. His duties will be taken up by office stalwart Gil Ortiz. Please try not to fill up his voice mail unless necessary, and be sure to use the phone tree to find the office personnel that can best help you.

Rising Again

Unofficial rides by our messengers near Ground Zero show an optimistic sight; Freedom Tower is now higher than the surrounding structures. You can’t keep industry, service, and patriotism down. You can, however, procrastinate.

Stump the Band

Last month we asked what astronomical event happened every year between July and August? Answer: The Perseid meteor shower, which hits its peak around August 12th and is always a big hit with amateur and professional skywatchers.

T-Shirt Question

It can command hundreds of dollars per ounce, and is neither plant nor animal. Usually sought after with either dogs or pigs, they have been called, “the diamonds of the kitchen.” To what are we referring to? The first person to call Gil Ortiz with the correct answer will win a coveted Breakaway T-shirt.